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County Information

Founded October 27, 1849
Seat Hastings
Largest city - Eagan

Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer

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Apple Valley
Burnsville
Coates
Eagan
Farmington
Hampton
Hastings (part)


Inver Grove Heights
Lakeville
Lilydale
Mendota
Mendota Heights
Miesville
New Trier


Northfield (part)
Randolph
Rosemount
South St. Paul
Sunfish Lake
Vermillion
West St. Paul

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Township Histories Include First Settlers, Office Holders, Etc.

Castle Rock Township Douglas Township
Empire Township
Eureka Township
Greenvale Township

Hampton Township
Marshan Township
Nininger Township
Randolph Township

Ravenna Township
Sciota Township
Vermillion Township
Waterford Township

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - FORMER TOWNSHIPS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.

Burnsville Township
Eagan Township
Hastings Township

Inver Grove Township
Lakeville Township
Lebanon Township

Mendota Township
Rosemount Township
West St. Paul Township


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Website Updates:

APRIL 2015
CEMETERIES: St. John's in Rosemount
NEWS-WEATHER: 1869-Ice Gorge, 1868-Forty Below
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1867-Mississippi Ice Safe, 1869-Railroad Progress, 1896-Counterfeiters
PEOPLE: O. B. Tyrrell, Charles Bigelow, Lewis Smith, E. B. Cowles
MARRIAGE NEWS: Cowles-Cowles, Crosby-Sprague, McAfee-Conner, Strawsele-Baldwin
BIOS: Charles Livingston, J. B. Lambert, C. H. L. Lange, William Lee, Charles B. Lowell
OBITS: Willie Allison

MARCH 2015
BIOS: Daniel O'Brien, C. Otte, E. G. Otte, L. D. Robarge, F. A. Richards, Adam Sacks, Gottfried Schmidt, J. Schmidt, Rudolph Sever, Joseph Silk, Mrs. E. Sweeney, James Sweeney, John Rhodes, Albert Schaller, Peter Schmith, Frederick Schurch, Alex A. Scott, Peter Smith, Robert J. Smith, William P. Stanley, Joseph Stegner
CEMETERIES: Red Rose Cemetery

FEBRUARY 2015
BIOS: A. E. Messenger, Henry Minea, Theobald Motz, J. N. Martin, S. Meeker, Jacob Mares, Charles Mather, John McDonald, Thomas McDonald, Michael McHugh, John McNiff, John C. Meloy, F. W. Meyer, James S. Mills, Barthel Miller, William Moorhouse, Paul Perrault, Benjamin Pringle, Henry H. Pringle
OBITS: Thomas Callaghan, George Washington Daniels, George Egbert, Frank Freeman, John Johnson, Anna Kramer, Frank H. Lewis, William B. Reed, John Williams, Bertha Jahnke, John Kleis, William Gates Le Duc, Leslie Lovejoy, Walter Raleigh, J. J. Reding, C. A. Thorne, Charles West, Mabel Wetterlin
CEMETERIES: Solar Cemetery

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